In September 1994, I was involved in a coach crash on the M5 in the UK. I suffered quite severe whiplash and began a course of physiotherapy. To my misfortune, in April 1995, I was involved in a 10-car pileup on the M4 heading out of London. (I was the 4th or 5th car in the “chain”). The second accident was more severe and involved being strapped to a spinal board and rushed to hospital by ambulance as I lost most of the feeling in my legs. Luckily, I made reasonable recovery and once again I began a course of physiotherapy. After two months, I took a friend’s advice and started seeing an osteopath once, sometimes twice a week for two years.
In September 1998, I moved to Dubai and “ put up with” my back pain and enjoyed the luxury of some of the spas Dubai has to offer! Every month I’d have a massage in the hope of alleviating my backache. I could find some relief occasionally but it was never sustained and after a week or so I was in need of more treatment. In the spring of 2004, during personal training in preparation for my wedding, my trainer gave me Jose’s number and suggested that I get in touch with her. At this point, I can honestly say that my life changed dramatically and I have never looked back!
Jose and I spoke about my accidents and the problems I’d suffered and then she gave me a massage!!! Oh my goodness, I had so many things wrong, I didn’t quite know what to do with myself, but Jose told me I’d be fine!! I went back twice a week for a few weeks and I began to notice a difference; however, I don’t think the massage alone would have fixed everything. During my sessions with Jose we chatted about all sorts of things, particularly training in the gym to tone up before my wedding. Jose then introduced me Dr. Peter D’Adamo’s “Eat right 4 your type”. My husband and I are both A+, so it made following the diet really simple. We very quickly noticed the difference in our bodies. We had a lot more energy and seemed to be getting slimmer (even though we really weren’t eating any less). Perfect for looking fit and healthy on my wedding day! During my massage session, Jose had noticed that my legs were different in length and my vertebrae misaligned which caused my pelvis to tilt, therefore making one leg almost 2 cm longer than the other! This was not only causing my neck and back pain, but probably was causing me to survive on less oxygen then my body needed – during my sessions with the swinging exercise, I experienced several head rushes and the blood flowed through my body more effectively. Jose explained that the misalignment in my lower back could potentially have a knock on effect on my fertility, due to the connection of the spine to all the body’s major organs – something that had never occurred to me before. I’d suffered from irregular menstruation ever since the accidents. After my treatment, I continued to see Jose on a regular basis.
In July 2004, I got married and in September I discovered I was pregnant. Sadly, in November, I suffered a miscarriage. As always, Jose was there to help and support me. Having been pregnant, I was suffering from lower back pain again and Jose corrected my back as some of my vertebrae had slipped again. My back was feeling great and I was following my diet, which had been adjusted to an even easier to follow concept by Jose’s formula.
In April 2005 after being pregnant for 16 weeks, I had another miscarriage. Once again Jose continued to maintain my back and offer great advice. As I always felt lower back pain before the miscarriage and my lower back vertebrae L3 was dispositional, Jose explained that a misaligned L3 could cause circulation problems in the womb and cause miscarriage.
She persisted on holding my lower back in a certain position, she told me all the medical terms, “retroflex the hip, elevate the pubic bone and abduct your glutei and flex the knees” but I did not understand that so she simplified it by saying it felt as if I had to go to the toilet and was holding it in! This explanation was very easy to follow and I felt the difference. My lower back felt more stable and I could breathe easier because standing in this position meant I had to stand upright with my shoulders relaxed. I fell pregnant again and this time survived the critical first 16 weeks. In May 2006, I had Jack.
As soon as he was born I knew my spine needed some attention again. So Jack and I went to see Jose. Several sessions of massage and three PIDDDS treatment sessions, I was feeling great and pain-free. In May 2007, Ben arrived!! Again, as soon as Jose returned from Holiday, she treated me and again my back feels fantastic!
I know my back will probably always need to be treated and, for as long as Jose is nearby, I know I’ll be fine. Jose remained an inspiration ( and became a good friend), without whom my husband and I would not have our boys!!!
Thank you Jose!
Five years later, and looking better than ever!